"In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Orville Wright on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Orville Wright on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Orville Wright on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Orville Wright on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Orville Wright on Erma Bombeck
"The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center."
"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance."
"With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe."
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